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Al Jazeera America
Dec 18, 2013 2:30am EST
're definitely angry about it. and you saw that in the state of illinois, where there was an an reform. >> we have seen that. tony, you're a firefighter in the nation's third largest city, and did chicago make promises to you that you feel they're not going to keep? >> first of all, i would like to address something that i have said. number one, the mayor and the commission came out and said that our benefits are much more generous and we contribute more on average to pay for our benefits. i believe that we can resolve this issue. we have never not been here. our pensions almost went broke from 1837 to 1981. in 1981, we started a new system. the secretary treasurer said that we would be broke in the year 2013. and just like the firemen, we're still standing. we have big challenges. >> lisa, illinois residents are upset: >> chicago's pension fund is underfunned. but it's not because of its employees of our employees have faithfully paid into the fund for the past 118 years, never missing a payment. but the schools skipped their payments from 1996 to 2005. and then they got a pension holiday
PBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
city. an update on the state of healthcare.gov. plus, the pension crisis in illinois. what it means for it the rest of the nation. >> there's probably a lot of lessons to be learned from the things that illinois has done wrong here. >> and jeffrey brown looks at images of war, before, during, and after. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by lewis b. cullman and louise hirschfeld cullman, mutual of america, judy and josh weston, citi foundation, in memory of miriam and ira d. wallach, cheryl and philip milstein family, rosalind p. walter, additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs sto z station from viewers like you. thank you. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. the white house said today it's met its goal of improving healthcare.gov so that millions of americans can buy health insurance. the administration's progress and performance report said the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of people using it. it called the site stable 90% of the time and sa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the past. i'm david shuster in for ali velshi. and this is "real money." >> this is real money, and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. today the city of detroit got the go ahead from a federal judge to shed billions of dollars in debt in the largest bankruptcy in u.s. history. the national implications are huge because it sets the stages for financially strapped cities and states all across american to follow the same path and cut the money promised to unions, pension funds and retirees. in illinois, they ray proved the overall of the pension system and puerto rico deals with public debt as well. but nowhere are the debt woes as dire as in detroit. $18 billion in debt, and estimates $0.40 of every dollar collected are used to pay it off. that zaps funding for basic services and it could rise to $0.65 i$0.65 of every dollar iff does not
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
. text bryan leads a discussion about the book "the negro in illinois "a project part of fdr's work project administration. it employed prominent writers. thank you for being here today faps joy to have the project between book covers now. it's been so long. and, you know, we've been talking with michael, you know, and essentially going get the project done each step of the way he keeps saying, you know, one day we're going to have that big event. and here we are it's family here. i'm happy to have you here with me today and thank you for coming out on a saturday afternoon. today i want to begin by talking about how i found this project. sort of how it found me. i'll tell some of the background how the negro in illinois was conceived. the individuals who carried it out. and read some passages from the book. my wife and i moved to town in 2004, to urbana champagne. it didn't take me too long to find the research collection just a two-hour drive straight up the interstate 57. so i came here pretty promptly, and at the tombivity interested -- a fascinating figure. he had ban poet. he w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 3:30am EST
to follow the same path and cut the money promised to unions, pension funds and retirees. in illinois, they ray proved the overall of the pension system and puerto rico deals with public debt as well. but nowhere are the debt woes as dire as in detroit. $18 billion in debt, and estimates $0.40 of every dollar collected are used to pay it off. that zaps funding for basic services and it could rise to $0.65 if $0.65 of every dollar if relief does not come soon. today's ruling allows the city to go ahead with bankruptcy proceedings, the presiding judge said that the city would not have a you blank check. unions are not so sure. what's the latest from where you are. >> reporter: well, david, he immediately the city's emergency manager kevin orr is going to start working on a plan of adjustment or reorganization plan for the city, and he hopes to have a plan in place by the end of the year. he said repeatedly today he wants this plan to be consensu consensual, he wants to bring everyone to the bargaining table, the unions and creditors, he wants it as humane as possible but he couldn't mak
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
will have to cut city workers pensions. illinois just pass emergency legislation to tackle $100 billion shortfall in its pension obligations. that's huge money and people will pay the price. on this edition of inside story we'll look at the trade-offs and solutions when balance sheets teeter to the brink of disaster, and we start in detroit. >> let me just say that the judge has spoken, and i do think it's a tough day for all of us here in detroit [♪ music ] >> once the nation's fourth largest city, the heart of the auto industry and the soul of american music today's detroit is a portrait of urban decay and facing a water shed moment. it is the largest municipality in u.s. history to file for bankruptcy. a federal judge ruled the city is not only insolvent but in a decisive verdict declared that pensions will be included on the chopping block. dave bing is the outgoing mayor. >> the only way we stayed alive, quite frankly, is through cuts. we cut everything that we could. unless there is more investment coming into the city, and a new stream of revenue there was no way, i guess, to f
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
of illinois it's a higher number. in the majority leader's -- assistant majority leader, presiding officer's state, a significant number of people, over 120,000 in my state alone, their christmas present will be that unemployment benefits have stopped for them, have been eliminated unless congress acts. that's why it's so important not just to enact a minimum wage in the weeks ahead but that we extend unemployment benefits for those -- those workers who are looking for jobs. these aren't people that are just -- just don't want to work. these are people that are looking for jobs, out -- they have to look for jobs in order to qualify. it's not a lot of money. it's 40% or 50% typically of their wage, what they were used to making. there aren't enough jobs in this country, there aren't enough jobs in connecticut and illinois and ohio that they can find jobs, and to take that minimum addition take thaminimum -- takt unemployment benefits away, when, number one, think about what it means so that happen, and, number two, as the assistant majority leader knows, this helps our economy. when people
Al Jazeera America
Dec 14, 2013 2:00am EST
the newtown tragedy. schools are learning. in illinois enhanced security and lockdown drills have been mandatory. we have a report from chicago on efforts to secure schools there. >> at this elementary school in illinois, security is taken seriously. >> can i help you? >> before gaining entry visitors enter a secure vestibule where they must present identification. using the raptor security system it is scanned into a computer and an instant background check is performed. in addition, in case of a problem a bullet resistant shield can be pulled down and a panic button informs local police. >> they added on this section of the building, a new, secure entrance. formerly the entrance to the school was upstairs in the middle of the hallway. people were buzzed in, but there was no ensuring that the visitors went where they were supposed to go. >> it's part of a $5 million investment to upgrade safety and security programs. in 2005 illinois passed the school safety drill act, requiring public and prifate schools to review security. they put their plan into action when there was a report of a
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
watching a bill the governor of illinois could sign today overhauling the public employee pension system. jeff flock with the latest. jeff: it could improve the rating. there's a caveat on that. just like michigan which has a constitutional provision which says you can't diminish pensions, we talk about that yesterday with the court in bankruptcy overruled that. in illinois who don't have bankruptcy and still constitutional provision. this is the illinois constitution, article 13 section five, and it says membership in any pension or retirement system of the state as well as governments should be an enforceable contractual relationship the benefits of which should not be diminished or impaired. some would argue in fact this deal impairs or diminishes pension. that is something lawyers can make a whole lot of mind to figure out down the road. in terms of credit ratings, illinois has the worst credit rating in the nation trumping california. take a look at the big losers on that one. based on an a- with negative outlook. california is an a with a negative outlook. new jersey and michigan d
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
be the next governor of illinois. republican state treasurer dan rutherford in fox business exclusive why he opposes the plan to cut state worker pensions. >>> on this 80th anniversary of end of prohibition, how will you celebrate it? new york brewers guild president is next, with tracy byrnes and ashley webster. hmm. mm-hmm. [ engine rev] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. gethe mercedes-benz on your wish list the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offers end december 31s [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! male announcer ] lease the 2014 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. tracy: hey, good afternoon, i'm tracy byrnes. ashley: i'm ashley webster. illinois state workers protesting plans to cut pensions for retired teachers, nurses other state workers to help balance the budget. joining us for a fox business exclusive, republican state treasurer dan rutherford, the man who could be the next governor of illinois, who by the way opposes the plan. he is coming right up. tracy: in our tech minute, apple high on china. at 52-week high is china mobile which is 700 m
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> woodruff: tuesday's decisions in detroit and illinois put a dramatic spotlight on public workers' pensions and why they're under increasing pressure in states and cities facing huge debt problems. the fights are charged with more skirmishes to come in court, but this week's action may be changing the landscape. the battle over the public employee pension crunch in illinois-- the nation's worst-- came to a head yesterday, as state lawmakers voted to eliminate a $100 billion unfunded liability. it passed with bipartisan support, although the votes were close, and some were more enthusiastic than others. >> i think it's a win-win and the excuses i'm hearing from people who don't want to support it don't add up to me. >> this is hard for a lot of people in our state so it's not something that i feel joy about. >> woodruff: the measure cuts cost-of-living increases for current and future retirees and raises the retirement age for those under 45. many aren't happy about it. >> when you've been employed by the state for 20 years and you're counting on your benefits being "x" and there is a possib
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
for selling stock in the black star steamship line in violation of the illinois. sky law, stock certificates and shares and later claimed the arrest had been engineered by abbott who he said had arranged to have a detective in the guise of a prospect of investor and insist on purchasing stock from the leader of the un i a to intimidate him. gobby departed from the city never to return. his one and only trip to chicago. lastly, therefore, final cultural chapters to the book. is okay to read ahead. these the best chapters in the book. chapters on literature, theater, music and one called rhythm, the black jazz and blues. this one, who wrote two of the four cultural chapters outlined the old days of the stroll on state street before 47th was the hot spot in the 40s at the time they were writing. east role in the 1920s was the place to be up and down state street. this is where there were famous clubs like the pecan theater in 1905, opened in 1905 as well as the jack jones also at cafe champion on state street. we have here a w p a worker who we know virtually nothing about. some of these people
FOX Business
Dec 25, 2013 9:00am EST
in the wrong business. john: you live in illinois and before this he took 26 separate freom of information act request to find out what your city manager cost taxpayers? >> one city manager in illinois had 26 buckets of compensation and took 22 separate reqst. john: illinois alone you could find 3,000 eurocrats them make more messy than every governor in every state? >> the lucky 3,000 and collectively at total taxpayer cost they clean off $1 billion per yeait is part district it is school distric treasures it is 47 city and village managers that pales in compariso the 400 school superintendents anduj;l-adminisg every governor of the 50 states. john: the general counsel of thewaukegan system says 229,000, williams manages of mass transit, a 286,000 he said i deserve some money. >> public service in illinois is corrupted obviouslyb"he had at chapel of his pay this is why your audience is impacted this mass transit district of $60 mlion of federal grants so talk sexpot blood dash taxpayers across the country are subsidizing the $300,000 pension salary. john: maybe he deserves it that at least we
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
with iran. computer scientists at the university of illinois at chicago are taking three computer imaging to the extreme. w the ultimate video game console. in this stunning 320-degree cav vern, data comes to live. numbers transform into a flight skimming the surface of mars. known as the k 2, this was dreamed up by computer scientists at the university of illinois chicago. >> a project room or a war room where you hang up pieces of paper and photographs. and you take them to the wall so you can see a lot of different data. >> at the same time. but today all data is stored in computers, and rather than print them out, and tape them to the walls we wanted electronic walls are you can display information. >> the k 2 can transport psychiatrists inside their patients brains. these visualizations of the neuroconnections in the brain can provide critical understanding of how depression manifests in the mind. >> you get a very different perspective kind of like alice in wonderland, whether you can be big, or you can shrink down the rabbit hole, so you get very different understands of data when
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
at the university of illinois at chicago are taking 3d computer imaging to the extreme to help better understand the research. we have the report. >> reporter: in this stunning cavern of pixels data comes to life. the flight skims the surface of mars. known as the cave two, this large scale virtual reality environment was dreamed up about i computer scientists at the electronic visualization lab at the university of illinois chicago. >> it's like a projected room or war room where you hang up pieces of paper and photographs and you take -- tape them to the wall so you see lots of different data at the same time. today all data is stored in computer. rather than print them out and tape them to the walls, we wanted electronic walls where you could display information. >> the cave two can transport psychiatrists inside their patient's brains using data from an mri. these neural connections in the brain can provide critical notings of how it man nests in the mind. >> you get a different% tich like alice in wonderland where you can be big or you can shrink down the rabbit hole. you get different und
Al Jazeera America
Dec 14, 2013 11:00am EST
of the east. we have rain in chicago, illinois, indiana, and across ohio and back into pennsylvania. this snow is going to make its way up the east coast and present problems for travelers. we're looking at heavy snow coming town across much of illinois right now at chicago, o'hare and midway. we have delays. if you're traveling across portions of i-70 through portions of ohio, pennsylvania, around the pittsburgh area and i-80 through the new york state thruway we'll be dealing with this through tonight and tomorrow. this is a look at 12:00 a.m. monday. the front will be offshore. in the meantime it will be producing heavy know from illinois and back into ohio. this extends into western portions of pennsylvania and all the way into new england where we could see up to a foot of snow here today. a lot of major interstate, a lot of folks traveling, we want to be careful on the roadway because we'll have to deal with the chance of freezing rain along portions of the mid atlanta, washington, d.c. philadelphia. if you're traveling along i-95 you'll want to take it easy. we could see a foot of snow
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
, or the people in illinois, because we've also seen the illinois state legislature basically hugely cut pensions in the last 24 hours as well. was pensions are is, people actually pay into the pension. in detroit, in illinois, people have paid approximately 9% a year into their pensions and 80% of those in illinois don't have social security. so this is their only retirement security. in detroit, the average pension is about $19,000. so and as i said, people contribute to it. so what's happened is that the deferred wages that people expected to get, and neither do much for retirement security, alall of the sudden they don't have adequate of time that they can't compensate for it. so what's happened in this country is that instead of, as people are getting older and older, instead of having more retirement security, we have retirement insecurity. i heard people at the aarp joke that the new name for retirement is to get a job. and if you're in your '70s or your 80s, and, frankly, if there in the sandwich generation like i am, where you are now paying for your parents and also paying for your kids
Univision
Dec 4, 2013 5:35am PST
. avanzan los preparativos en su primer aniversario. la secretarÍa de estado en illinois, entregÓ las primeras licencias de manejo para indocumentados que tramitaron este documento. se calienta el ambiente polÍtico con el salvador despuÉs de una investigaciÓn que revela que el expresidente francisco flores recibiÓ 10 millones de dólares. asÍ comienza la ediciÓn nocturna. >> Éste es su noticiero univisiÓn, edición nocturna con ilia calderÓn y enrique acevedo. >> a pocos dÍas del primer aniversario de la muerte de jenni rivera a las autoridades aeronÁuticas entregaron su reporte acerca de los eventos del accidente del aviÓn. tenemos la reacciÓn de uno de los hermanos de jenni que se encuentra en mÉxico organizando un concierto en honor a la cantante. >> el accidente aÉreo en el que la cantante muriÓ, fue resultado de una secuencia de hechos, arrancÓ el vuelo con problemas, tuvo un descontrol en la fase de ascenso, se trataba de una aeronave con 43 aÑos de antigüedad. la compaÑÍa no permitir anotaciones las bitÁcoras acerca de las fallas que detectaban los tripul
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
the weekend. i'm going to hunker down. >> a foot of snow fell in parts of illinois and ohio. the storm stretched far north into minister s and north dakota recollects where temperatures say temperatures hover above zero. a second storm in the west setting lows to los angeles and california. in the bay area several died from hypothermia. back east there are not many cars on the streets of new burg, indiana. one young woman making the best of the blast, lacing up her states and taking to the streets. >> that says it all, when you can iceskate on the streets, you know it's a cold, bad stom. >> it's really creating treacherous conditions, particularly across i-80 and i70. we are seeing nothing but snow, all the way back to indiana and across the up of michigan. if you travel there, take it easy on the roadways. the encentre is across the indecent. you can see the snow pushing to the north across portions of illinois, on into indiana. it's a slow go along i-80. this is the scene in philadelphia. great fans out there. chilly 28 in philadelphia. nothing but snow. three inches of snow during t
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
it or not. neil: hey all you illinois state workers complaining about entering the 401(k) world, what took you so long. but in illinois public workers continue to say 401 is not okay, they are pushing back hard against a push in a land' lincoln to have public workers. unions are threatening to sue. state says go ahead, there is no money in the till, unions are getting a raw deal said rippard benjamin. and explain that. >> i mean this is a -- this is the ticking time bomb out there. this bill is so big at federal lynch, we can't affood to pay it. i, applaud the democrat governors in illinois saying enough is enough. neil: rich, i can understand workers, who have been planning for this, they could grandfather this in, promises were made at a different time. >> but nonetheless, what we know is that they are trying to move the goal post on the workers, trying to welch on an agreement. neil: they are moving on credit workers for decade. >> this is different, you put yourself in the shoes of a kid deciding what to do with his life. he could go to law or medicine, he becomes a firefighter, a cop,
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
in illinois because we have also seen the illinois state legislature basically hugely cut pensions in the last 24 hours as well. what pensions are -- people actually pay into their pension. in detroit, in illinois, people have paid 9% per year. 80% of those do not have social security. this is their only retirement security. in detroit, the average pension is about $19,000. as i said, people contribute to it. what has happened is that the deferred wages that people expected to get and need very much for retirement security, all of a sudden they do not have at a period of time when they cannot compensate for it. what happened in this country is that as people are getting older and older, instead of having more retirement security, we have retirement insecurity. i heard people at the aarp joke that the new name for retirement is to get a job. if you are in your 70's or 80's and if you are in the sandwich generation like i am where you're paying for your parents or paying for your kids -- my sister and i every month give my father a check. my father worked as an engineer and had very little retir
Al Jazeera America
Dec 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
. in illinois, enhanced security and lock down drills have been mandatory since 2005. usher carashi has more from chicago. >> in niles, illinois security is taken extremely seriously. before gaining entry visitors enter a secure vestibule where they must present identification at this window. using what is called the raptor security system, an instant background check is performed, cross referencing against the national sex offender registry. in addition, in case of a problem, a bullet resistant shield can be pulled down and a panic button directly informs police. >> they added this new entrance, more secure entrance. formerly, the entrance to the school was stairs and -- up stairs, no assurance our be visitors would go where they were supposed to go. >> it's all part of a $5 million upgrade of their security system. in 2005 illinois passed the school safety drill act that requires schools to perform annual lock down drills, earlier this month the lake school are put their plans into action when there was report of a student with a gun coming to class. >> the school immediately launched thei
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2013 11:50pm EST
in europe. he study a little bit of german to charm voters in illinois. you're right. he depended on secretary of state to some sense. what can d have in foreign affairs is useful is good judgment. he had an amazing sense of may patience and timing. he used to compare the decision making process to a pear riping on a tree. he would wait, wait make the decision. the kind of sense of tiling know where you can make a change to when it's not possible is an important skill in international relations. >> what is your professional background? >> journalism. in the middle east i was based in injury reduce lum. i reported on the growfned from ground from places like syria and yemen. came from the foreign policy side. went through the period where i was interested in that tradition of american foreign policy. step back and take a 30,000 foot view of foreign policy and kind of sucked to the period. you have, you know, lincoln's minister to russia walking around with knives dangling from the waistband. charles francis adams in london. the grandson of john adams was lincoln's minister in lon d
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
in detroit or the people in illinois because we have also seen the illinois state legislature basically hugely cut pensions in the last 24 hours as well. pensions are people actually pay into their pension. in detroit, in illinois, people have paid 9.0% per year. 80% of those do not have social security. this is their only retirement security. in detroit, the average pension is about $19,000. as i said, people contribute to it. what happened is that the deferred wages that people expected to get and need very much for retirement security, all of a sudden they do not have them at a period of time when they need them. what happened in this country is that as people are getting older and older, instead of having more retirement security, we have retirement insecurity. i heard people at the aarp joke that the new name for retirement is to get a job. if you are in your 70's or 80's and you're paying for your parents or paying for your kids my sister and i every month give my father a check. my father worked as an engineer and had very little retirement security because of that. he got laid o
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2013 1:00pm EST
claman will be there with live coverage. adam: coming up, illinois' pension mess. retired teachers have just thrown a monkey wrench into a plan to try and fix the system. jeff flock's live in the windy city ahead. lori: and democrats pushing for higher minimum wages in the new year, but the manhattan institute argues it will only decrease opportunities for unskilled workers. adam: also socks that give you feedback for your exercise routine. the ceo of a company that sells those socks that talk to you electronically, ahead. ♪ ♪ adam: it's time to check stocks once again, we're going to head to the floor of the new york stock exchange. lauren simonetti is there, and the markets now are mixed, lauren. what's going on? >> reporter: mixed but flat markets. the dow's up, oh, about not even fife points, it was down just a point back on friday, first loss in seven days, believe it or not. so trying to change the tide here. i want to show you cooper tires, up just about 4% today, 23.85 is the level. cooper tires saying it's terminating a more than $2 billion deal with india's apollo tire, th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 13, 2013 8:00pm EST
to keep students safe. today's school shooting reminds us of how difficult that can be. in illinois, enhanced security and lock down drills have been mandatory since 2005. ash-har consider usualy has more. >> security has taken -- security is taken extremely seriously. >> i would like to see the principal. >> before gaining entry, they must present identity -- identification at this window, the id is scanned into a computer for an instant background check is performed cross referencing against the national sex offender registry. in addition, in case of a problem... a bullet resistant shield can than pulled down and panic button informs police. >> there is a new entrance, more secure entrance. formerly the entrance was sort of upstairs and in the middle of the hallway so people would get buzzed in and there is no ensuring that our visitors would go where they were supposed to go. into it is all part of a $5 million investment the district made four years ago no update the security programs. >> 2005 illinois passed the public safety drill act to conduct annual lock down drills. the mi
FOX News
Dec 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
there. >> that's right. nonpartisan legislation it was tom coburn the senator on the right and illinois senator at the time thbarack obama they go together and posted the federal checkbook. that's the data re downloaded ee roaring niezed and up loaded in for the checkbook. >> that was enough. they didn't make it easy to sort through it. >> we think we have reorganized displayed that data to help regular people in their home town in their zip code to see the massive money flows coming out of washington, d.c. when you see the massive amount of federal spending in your local the most common response is i am in the wrong business. >> you tried to figure out your local. you live in illinois. before this it took 26 separate freedom of information act requests to find out what your city manager cost taxpayers? >> we explored one village manager. it took us 22 separate requests in illinois you were able to find bureaucrats that make more money in every governor in every state? >> i called them the lucky 3,000. collectively at total tax payer costs unbelievably they clean off the billion dollar
FOX News
Dec 31, 2013 12:00pm PST
for tanning salons in illinois and oregon. and a ban on using cell phones while driving in illinois. attorney chipmerland is live in las vegas. we have to stay abreast of this stuff because ignorance of the law is no excuse, right? >> ignorance of the law is no excuse but even hard for us attorneys to keep up. the bar association certainly right after the first of the year will be coming out with continuing education credits just for us, but certainly there's all kinds of brand new and very unique laws, many times involving technical issues that are expanding within our society as well as social issues, just like marijuana. >> one of them comes from illinois. using drones, unmanned drones, is regulated now. apparently peta put out the word it might be able to harass hunters and fishermen by using drones. the illinois legislature said, no, not going to do that. >> well, you know, drones are a great example of tech -- technology changing. there's great uses that can help society. the faa has now six areas designated for commercial use and they'll experiment. what we can expect now, states will
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
on pensions. springfield, illinois, where they said they think about $100 billion on the reform the past yesterday that the governor says he will sign very soon.s cr taxpayers, unions call it theft. what does the deal say? number one, it pushes back the retirement age only for workers 45 and younger, so nobody over 45 gets touched. it would reduce cost-of-living adjustments. very generous in illinois, some people think that is why there has been such a problem, so some will be skipped. on the worker's side they are reducing by 1% employee contributions and some people will get a chance to do a 401(k). a positive for everybody. does this pass constitutional muster? illinois has a provision which says the constitutional provision that says you cannot reduce, diminish pensions. the judge ruling in a historic ruling they can cut the pension. in illinois there is not a bankruptcy, so this must pass constitutional muster. a lot of people think it won't do that. we will see. connell: speaking, jeff, of detroit. you were there yesterday reporting outside the courtroom bankruptcy filing, what is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
environment was dreamed up by computer scientists at the university of illinois, chicago. think of a project room or a war room where you hang up pieces of paipaper and photographs and you tape them to the wall and you see lots of different data at the same time. today all data is stored n in ce computer we wanted electronic walls so you can display information. >> these visualzations can show howdhowdyhow depression ma manie mind. you can get big or shrink down. you get different understanding of the data when you look at it in different sizes and relationships. >> researchers say the applications are seemingly endless. but it' it's at the heart k-2's dimensions. in 2009 nasa funded the endurance research project to study under water environments. they dropped a 6 million-dollar robot into the center of lake bonnie using sonar to collect data from the lake's deepest point. >> we had the robot sending out sonar and what we ended up getting back was 50 million points. university of illinois professor headed up the mission. it's a data set unlike any other in a lake environment. >> that data n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 13, 2013 11:00am EST
to restrict them. illinois passed a conceal carry law, allowing people to carry guns in most public place was a permit. taking the other side of the issue can come at a cost. and in colorado, two democrat lawmakers were recalled after pushing for tougher gun laws. she was behind a mass grassroots campaign, and what she said is spreading. >> the night of the election in colorado, with phones ringing off the hook with people saying, please help us here. >> reporter: her brother was shot and killed at his business. >> it's a public health crisis. this is not about politics, it's about keeping america safe. >> reporter: the progress made on the state level, barrett remains frustrated that congress has failed to pass tougher gun laws. >> we have a very very big problem. >> reporter: gun rights activists say that stricter gun laws don't equate to a drop-in violence. >> as far as a drop-in violence, it seems very very shallow and superficial to think that having more restrictions on firearms, you're going to be able to restrict people from going into schools and going into malls and things lik
Al Jazeera America
Dec 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
, and 39 to restrict them. illinois passed a concealed carry law allowing people to carry guns in most public places with a permit. taking a stance on either side of the issue can come at a cost. in colorado two democratic lawmakers were recalled after pushing for tougher gun laws. jennifer concerns was behind that successful grass roots campaign, what she says is spreading. >> the night of the elections here in colorado our phones started ringing off of the hook with people in california saying help us do this year. >> that scares leah, the director of new yorkers against gun violence. her brother was shot and killed at his business. >> this is a public health crisis. this is not about politics. this is about keeping americans safe. >> reporter: pleased with the progress made on the state level, barret remains frustrated congress has failed to pass stronger federal gun laws. >> we have a very, very big problem. >> reporter: activists say stricter laws don't equate to gun violence. >> to me it seems very, very shallow, and superficial to think that by having more restrictions on firear
Al Jazeera America
Dec 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
and chief's home state, which has many looking to illinois, hawaii's governor says the president's ties to the 50th state run deep. >> he took his first breath here in hawaii, so we think we have a unique perspective to offer in that regard. >> reporter: still, the governor is quick to point out, he doesn't view this as a competition with chicago. >> our principle logic is not to compete but to compliment the motivation in putting together a comprehensive library system, a series of components that will reflect the president's true legacy in history. the question of where that history will be housed won't be decided by committees in chicago or hawaii or even areas inside the beltway, it will ultimately be up to the president himself. the president has not indicated when he will make a decision, meantime competition in chicago is intensifying. the university of illinois at chicago has put in itself official bid going head to head with the university. >>> 37 people were killed in bagdad today. most at a catholic church right after mass. so far no one has taken credit for the attacks. the
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
the gentleman from illinois mr. shimkus. >> thank you mr. chairman and and all of you for coming. a lot of issues and we will make a couple statements and we have questions as parochial to southern illinois. but the first one is coming and this is based upon your testimony and some of i colleagues. shame on us if we have rolling blackouts because it turns us back to a third world country based upon not balancing the portfolio properly. and the point is we are always going to need big baseload generation. on the nuclear cited as an attack on the nuclear power. whether it's an attack on cole. we have renewables coming in that they are not at the levels that we needed to maintain adequate supply. that's why the discussions that the chair and ended on the epa and this discussion about reliability we really need your help on this because we cannot go down that route. we have to start talking about incentivizing the major baseload. 800 megawatts, 1600 megawatts facilities to make sure that they are still here because of the pressure that is being placed on them because of natural gas and the
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Dec 20, 2013 5:00am PST
parte de illinois, y parte del centro norte del paÍs. las temperaturas les cuento, luego de tanto frÍo, en el sur de la naciÓn, ya se fueron recuperando, hoy no hubo tanto frÍo en la maÑana, y en la tarde, 62 en charlotte, y temperaturas 60 en atlanta y georgia, en texas, 70 y 75 grados, temperaturas incluso en la capital, alcanzaron a 61 grados. sigue el frÍo, en el extremo norte, todavÍa temperaturas incluso bajo cero, en algunos puntos. y las mÁximas estuvieron frÍas, todavÍa. va a continuar el frÍo por ahi. un Área de baja presiÓn deja frÍo, y bastante nieve en dakotas, al estado de minnesota. lo que preocupa es el sisautema que deja mal tiempo en el centro sur, y medio oeste del paÍs. hacia el oeste, otra Área de baja presiones, que deja bastante nieve, hasta un pie de acumulaciÓn de nieve, caerÍa en 24 horas en la zona de montaÑas, en rocosas. y lluvia tambiÉn cae al sur. los Ángeles, eso sÍ, no se esperan precipitaciones, por por el momento. maÑana. lo que le mencionaba. lluvia dejarÁ el tren de baja presiÓn que se mueve desde kansas city al estado de illi
ABC
Dec 17, 2013 4:30am PST
percent of the money goes directly to chair estimate. >> students at the university of illinois are keeping a holiday tradition alive by taking part in "dial a carol." ♪ jingle bell rock >> you call and request a sign and they sign it to you for free a tradition dating back to the 1960's taking more than 4,000 calls from people all over the world requesting "jingle bells" and "white christmas." it coincides with final exams giving students needed stress relief between tests in champaign, illinois. >> we need stress relief or relief from the bad air quality. mike? >> it is coming tomorrow. it will last through thursday and friday but it could be back over the weekend. the roller coaster we are going through the next couple of days: 68 in san jose. 60 tomorrow, 55 on thursday, and that is below average high of 58 and we hit 60 on friday and mid-60's saturday, sunday and monday. it will only be a one or two day reprieve from the above average temperatures. as far as everyone else, we going to have temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's around the state and 70's and 80's down south
CBS
Nov 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
, illinois, were free for the the taking. his mom had recently moved and rather than sell her belongings, brian said he wanted those in need to have them. this morning cars lined the block, and in all, bagnall says 150 people cleaned out the home and garage by midafternoon. and this update from washington, illinois, the town devastated by that tornado two weeks ago tomorrow, specialist jacob montgomery of the national guard has been reunited with his missing pit bull pup dexter, found nine days later under some rubble. dexter was only slightly injured and is, apparently, bound for a full recovery. if you haven't seen it already, we've got a play from today's auburn, alabama football game you'll be watching for years to come. it was 28-28 with one second left in one of the most heated rivalries in sport. 'bamma is trying a 57-yard field goal. it's short and an auburn player named chris davis brings it all the way back for a stunning auburn victory. coming up, how jenny hatch became a hero for the developmentally disabled. with some holiday inspiration. actually, this is good for every oth
CBS
Dec 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
, and wisconsin. missouri and illinois, thick ice had homeowners concerned. >> land on the power lines. >> salted my sidewalk so i don't kill myself when i walk out my front door today. >> in parts of illinois and indiana ice made for dangerous driving conditions. >> reporter: even this dog was not going to walk. it a 73-year-old man searched for hours through the wreckage for his dog. he eventually found him. and this arkansas mother of four lost her home but saved her family's lives. >> i threw my body weight over my child to save his life. and then i found my daughter and swung her towards the bathroom to save her life. >> reporter: bizarre temperatures were brought to the parts of east coast. newyorkers enjoyed warm temperatures across manhattan. >> i love it. feels like may in december. 60 degrees right now. i t is beautiful. >> reporter: new yorkers should enjoy it while they can. monday the temperatures are expected to drop. >>> and almost no matter where you are traveling the weather could have a part in it. there have been delays. if you are flying out, picking up and dropping off ch
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